Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1340: New York Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 1 1/2 Second Issue Revolver

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Cased New York Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 1 1/2 Second Issue Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Cased New York Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 1 1/2 Second Issue Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 1 1/2
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 216
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 154
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured from 1868-75. The frame and cylinder flats are decorated with a broad leaf floral scroll with a punch dot background. The sides of the barrel have a three diamond design with a punch dot background flanked by floral scroll with a punch dot background. The barrel lug is decorated with a zigzag and geometric design, and the barrel address has a scallop border. All silver plated and smooth grips. The revolver comes in a period wooden case with a three compartment brown velvet lined interior. There is also a vintage 50 count box of original UMC .32 caliber short cartridges in the original box

Rating Definition:

Very good plus. The revolver retains 20% nickel plated finish with wear on the front strap and ejector rod, and some darkening with age. The grips are very fine with a couple of minor age cracks around the screw escutcheon and a pleasant mellow color. The markings and engraving are clear. The action is fine. The case is good with some old deep scratches in the lid, a moderate chip on the front edge of the lid, along with a few minor scratches overall. The lining has faded and shows some fraying, absent material and some contact wear. The ammunition box has a detached end, but is otherwise good.



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